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Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States Hardcover - 1985

by Jackson, Kenneth T


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In America, in contrast to almost anywhere else in the world, the good life means traveling a long distance to get to work. How and why this came to be our cultural norm is the subject of this long-awaited book.
Because more than two-thirds of all dwellings are single family homes surrounded by an ornamental yard, suburbia is the most distinctive physical characteristic of modern American society. Crabgrass Frontier is the first book to trace the growth of suburbs in America from their origins in the
1820's--in Brooklyn Heights opposite Manhattan--until the present day. Combining social history with economic and architectural history, the book discusses suburban communities in every section of the country as well as making comparisons with Europe and Japan.
Jackson considers such intriguing questions as why transportation technology changed the shape of American cities more than European ones, why the family room and the television set replaced the stoop and the street as the focus of social interaction, how the evolution of the garage reflected
increasing affection for the automobile, how federal housing programs undermined inner city neighborhoods, and how government policies insured the collapse of the nation's once superb mass transit system. The book shows not only that Americans have long preferred a detached dwelling to a row house,
rural life to city life, and owning to renting, but also that suburbanization has been as much a governmental as a natural process.
About the Author:
Kenneth T. Jackson is a Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of The Ku Klux Klan in the City

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  • Title Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States
  • Author Jackson, Kenneth T
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition FIRST EDITION
  • Pages 432
  • Publisher Oxford University Press, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Date 1985
  • ISBN 9780195036107
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